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Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania Day Camps: outdoor activities, STEM, adventure, swimming, summer daycare

GSHPA invites all girls in grades K-5  to experience the magic of Day Camp this summer! Spend your days adventuring, learning new things, making new friends and so much more. Registration is open now so pack your bags and get back to camp…adventure awaits!

Don’t have your membership yet? It's easy to sign up. Become a member, then return to this page to sign up for Day Camp!

*Current Girl Scout Membership required to participate in GSHPA Summer Camps.

Our Day Camp options!

She's Crafty at Camp Happy Valley (July 18-22)

Explore your creative side to build and create your own works of art! Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just trying your hand at something new, campers will have the opportunity to use their imaginations for various artistic activities.

Learn more and register here.

*Campers will also participate in a variety of traditional camp activities.    

Fairy Garden Discovery at Camp Happy Valley (July 18-22)

Spread your fairy wings and grow your gardening knowledge! Campers will participate in a variety of nature crafts based on using herbs and fairy magic.

Learn more and register here.

*Campers will also participate in a variety of traditional camp activities.

S'Mores & More at Camp Furnace Hills (August 1-5)

Turn up the temperature and learn how to keep warm in the great outdoors! Campers will use a variety of outdoor techniques to learn about fire safety, practice building a fire and cook their own tasty meal.

Learn more and register here.

*Campers will also participate in a variety of traditional camp activities.

Vintage Girl Scout at Camp Furnace Hills (August 1-5)

Take a dive into the rich history of Girl Scouts! Campers will participate in activities from the past and learn more about the foundations of Girl Scouts.

Learn more and register here.

*Campers will also participate in a variety of traditional camp activities.

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We now offer transportation to camp!

GSHPA is now offering round-trip transportation at a reduced rate of $55 per week for our Day Camps at Camp Happy Valley and Camp Furnace Hills! Check out the dropdown lists below to see the tentative schedule for pick up and drop off, as well as discounts available.

Financial Assistance is available, and if you apply for assistance and you qualify, GSHPA will cover the full cost of your camper's transportation.

Already signed up for camp? Fill out your transportation form.

Pickup/Drop-off Locations & Tentative Times

Happy Valley Day Camp: July 18-22

  • Spring Grove, PA Location - Spring Grove Area Intermediate School, 1480 Roths Church Rd, Spring Grove, PA 17362
    • Pick Up 7:15/7:30 a.m. Drop Off 5:50/6:10 p.m.
  • Hannover, PA Location 1 - Walmart Supercenter, 495 Eisenhower Dr. Hanover, PA 17331
    • Pick Up 7:35/7:50 a.m. Drop Off 5:30/5:45 p.m.
  • Hannover, PA Location 2 - Food Lion, 3744 Centennial Rd, Hanover, PA 17331 
    • Pick Up 7:50/8:05 a.m. Drop Off 5:15/5:30 p.m.

Furnace Hills Day Camp: August 1-5

  • Lancaster Location 1 - Weis Markets, 1204 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603
    • Pick Up 7:15/7:30 a.m. Drop Off 5:45/6:05 p.m.
  • Lancaster Location 2 TBD: 1589 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
    • Pick Up 7:35/7:45 a.m. Drop Off 5:30/5:45 p.m.
  • Ephrata Location TBD: 130 S Academy Dr, Ephrata, PA 17522
    • Pick Up 7:55/8:15 a.m. Drop Off 5:00/5:15 p.m.
GSHPA Discounts
  • 50% off your camper's Day Camp registration and free transportation for adults who volunteer for the entire Day Camp session and who participate as a bus chaperone during the week.
  • 25% off your camper's Day Camp registration and free transportation for adults who volunteer for 2-3 full days, of their camper's Day Camp session, and who participate as a bus chaperone on those days.
  • 10% off your camper's Day Camp registration and free transportation for adults who volunteer for 1 full day, of their camper's Day Camp session, and who participate as a bus chaperone on that day.

Please Note: Volunteer/Chaperone spots are limited and will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.